Date of birth
2 May 1993
Owain is one of just two Welsh speakers in the peloton and became the first Welsh-speaking athlete to win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
While he loves to explore new places on long rides, his favorite place to ride is in the Peak District — preferably on a sunny day. For Owain, setting goals and giving his all in their pursuit is deeply satisfying. In the moment that a race kicks it up a notch, he finds motivation in reminding himself that the outcome will be worth the effort. Owain, the runner-up in the 2019 edition of Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, loves racing the Classics and Grand Tours. When Owain is not on his bike, you’ll find him overseeing 5 Rings, his coffee company named for the Olympic rings.
Question & answer
What do you love the most about cycling?
Setting a goal and working towards it. There is nothing quite like going to bed and knowing you did every aspect of your day to perfection in pursuit of your goals
What is your favorite climb?
Honister Pass in the Lake District
What is your favorite training session?
A long general ride where I can explore places I haven't been to before
What's your favorite band or artist?
Coffee or tea?
Coffee, 5 rings coffee to be precise